F1 » Whitmarsh: Hamilton penalty 'marginal', prevented victory bid


McLaren-Mercedes team principal Martin Whitmarsh contends that former F1 World Champion Lewis Hamilton's drive-through penalty for overtaking the safety car in the European Grand Prix in Valencia was 'marginal' - and prevented a tilt at victory

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Hutch

June 29, 2010 10:56 AM
Last Edited 1522 days ago

Hamilton was very lucky but so was Vettel as i beleive he would of been beaten had hamilton not got his penalty, could of done with Lewis stuffing the German but hey guess it wasn't our day!! :(

v8 - Unregistered

June 29, 2010 11:09 AM

This has been blown out of all proportion...what Whitmarsh needs to concentrate on is to get a car that can qualify on pole...Hamilton can do the rest.

107SS2009

June 29, 2010 11:22 AM

Prevented victory bid? Didn't he saw the way SV responded to L U L U upping his ante? Such BS always comes out from Mclaren.
I have just read that the drive through penalty for overtaking the safety car is not in the rules but it's up to CW to decide what it should be!

Mojo Jojo

June 29, 2010 11:25 AM

Whitmarsh is really doing a good job over at Macca, I have to say.

He's candid, frank, and does not BS like his former boss used to. He keeps the talk and the focus on the racing and - more importantly - is managing his two world champions well considering all the ego that he must have to deal with.

Both drivers are looking strong under his leadership and he is delivering improvements to the car that is really making an impact as the season progresses.

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